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Giants sign four Undrafted Free Agents following Rookie Tryouts


Photos of all the Giants 2015 undrafted free agent signings

– The Giants today announced the signings of four players who attended the team's rookie minicamp this past weekend on a tryout basis.


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The newest Giants are running back Kenneth Harper of Temple, wide receiver Ben Edwards of Richmond, tight end Will Tye of Stony Brook and defensive tackle Carlif Taylor of Southern Connecticut State.

The Giants also terminated the contract of running back Chris Ogbonnaya and waived linebacker James Davidson and safety Thomas Gordon.

RB Kenneth Harper
Harper, 5-10 and 233 pounds, never missed a game in four seasons at Temple. He played in 48 games with 21 starts and his career totals included 269 carries for 1,113 yards (4.1-yard avg.) and 17 touchdowns and 66 receptions for 528 yards (8.0-yard avg.) and four scores.

As a senior in 2014, he ran for 305 yards and five touchdowns on 87 carries and caught 27 passes for 528 yards and a score. Against Memphis, Harper rushed for a career-high 116 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown.

WR Ben Edwards
Edwards, 5-10 and 197 pounds, was a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Conference first team selection. In four seasons, he caught 207 passes (second in school history) for 2,196 yards and 15 touchdowns.

As a senior in 2013, Edwards had 74 receptions for 706 yards and five touchdowns, 31 rushing attempts for 153 yards and a score and led the Spiders with 12 punt returns for 124 yards. As a junior, Edwards led the CAA with 80 receptions for a team-high 852 yards. He caught 44 passes as a sophomore and nine in 2010, when he was one of six true freshmen to play for Richmond.

TE Will Tye
Tye, 6-2 and 262 pounds, played in 23 games with 18 starts in two seasons at Stony Brook after transferring from Florida State. His two-year totals were 79 catches for 1,015 yards and nine touchdowns.

In 2013, Tye had a career-high 45 receptions for 520 yards and four touchdowns. Last year, he caught 34 passes for 495 yards and a career-best five scores. At Florida State, Tye played in four games as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and four more in 2012.

DT Carlif Taylor
Taylor, 6-1 and 319 pounds, was a two-time All-Northeast-10 Conference selection. As a senior in 2014, he as a team captain, played in 11 games and was credited with 73 tackles, including eight for losses, and a half-sack. In his junior season, Taylor had 54 tackles (31 solo), 10.5 tackles for losses and three sacks in 10 games. Taylor is a New York City native who played at Cardinal Hayes High School.

Ogbonnaya played on special teams in the Giants' final two games last season. Davidson also played in two games, Dec., 7 at Tennessee and Dec. 28 vs. Philadelphia. Gordon was in training camp with the Giants in 2014 and spent the final two weeks of the season on the practice squad.**

Photos of notable Giants undrafted free agents


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